gnome_url_show() alternative

Matthew Brush mbrush at
Thu Jun 13 02:34:21 CEST 2013

On 13-06-12 11:57 AM, Jeroen van Aart wrote:
> On 06/12/2013 12:11 AM, Mark Trompell wrote:
>>> "Uh nevermind, it needs gvfs which for obvious reasons I am not
>>> using. Still
>>> looking. Guess I'll just go through panel-plugin sources..."
>> What is the obvious reason for not using gvfs?
> Because gvfs is the virtual filesystem for the gnome desktop. I am
> making an xfce panel plugin (well, porting one I made for gnome). For
> one because I am sick of gnome since it has been bastardised, for
> another because I don't feel like limiting this panel plugin or applet
> for just one desktop environment. I migrated one of my systems to xfce
> after upgrading to debian 7, knowing that gnome3 sucks (for me).
> I think introducing gnome dependencies in an xfce panel plugin isn't the
> best idea and considering there are alternative ways of achieving what I
> wanted I see even less reason why.

Throwing out the baby with the bathwater :)

Anyway, you could use/copy this function from libxfce4ui:

It's what the panel itself uses to open its help/manual.

Matthew Brush

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